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Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Kim Clijsters and Venus Williams Australian open 2011

Kim Clijsters has broken the hegemony of the Williams sisters by beating them both.

She knocked out Serena Williams in the US Open in 2009

Kim Clijsters vs. Serena Williams 2009 US Open semi final Highlights

A Record-crowd was watching the exhibition match between Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters at the King Baudouin Stadium in Belgium in July 2010 and the world No.1 Williams was the one who lost 6-3 6-2.

One of the aims of the event was to attract the greatest number of spectators ever and to break the record of 30,472 people watching the match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in 1973. The organisers' goal was reached as there were 35,681 people in attendance of the Williams vs. Clijsters match.

Kim Clijsters VS Venus Williams - US Open 2010 semi final

Clijsters the no 2 seed from Belgium, beat third-seeded American Venus Williams 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 in the US Open (September 2010 in a 2-hour, 23-minute semifinal, she went on to win the US open for a third time.

Australian Open 2011: Kim Clijsters vs Dinara Safina - higlights

Clijsters raced through the first set in 20 minutes and was equally ruthless in the second, her opponent cutting a disconsolate figure by the time she dumped a forehand into the net to hand the Belgian her sixth break of serve and victory.

With Serena missing this tournament because of a slow-healing foot injury, Venus is the only Williams sister at the opening slam of the year.

Venus Williams VS Sara Errani first round Australian Open 2011

he 30-year-old American had her serve broken in the third game of the opening set but immediately gained the break back.

The set then went with serve until Williams broke Errani for 5-3 and held on her own delivery to secure the initiative.

They again traded breaks early in the second set, but then Williams took charge as she booked a second-round clash with Sandra Zahlavova, who beat fellow Czech Republic player Renata Voracova 6-3 6-1.

Will we see a Clijsters vs Venus Williams final?

If Clijsters does win the Australian open 2011 the Williams sisters will fall further behind her in the world rankings than they already are.

WTA Womens single ranking as of 17/01/2011 - top 10

Rank Name

1 Wozniacki, Caroline
2 Zvonareva, Vera
3 Clijsters, Kim
4 Williams, Serena
5 Williams, Venus
6 Stosur, Samantha
7 Schiavone, Francesca
8 Jankovic, Jelena
9 Azarenka, Victoria


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